ABOUT FIVE VALLEYS
Church for us isn’t a building or a Sunday service – it’s a family on a mission
Five Valleys Christian Fellowship are a growing church family of all ages and backgrounds across the Five Valleys and Stroud area who have a hope in something bigger. FVCF think the love of God in Jesus is the answer to the world’s problems.
We were all created to love and worship God and Jesus said it was the most important thing. We exist to love, adore, admire, revere, cherish magnify and glorify God! As a church, we believe love has to be practical and have amazing stories of our community reaching out to those in need. We want to be generous people who live lives that are available to help others.
Learning and maturing together is a key part of the Christian life. If you’re not becoming more like Jesus, then what’s the point? We simply want to share what Jesus is doing in our lives, with the people in our lives that don’t know Him yet. Whatever stage they are at we want there to be some way they can find out more.
Changes due to the Covid Pandemic.
Due to the ongoing crisis we are not intending to meet together in person until the majority of us can do so safely. Our meetings now take place on the Zoom platform. Our Sunday gatherings run from 10am to about 11.30am with time at the end to break off into chat rooms for general catch up and prayer ministry for anyone who’d like to. Please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the log in details if you’d like to join us.
Also on Zoom we offer a ‘Share & Prayer’ on Thursday evenings and alternate Women’s and Men’s breakfast meetings on Saturday mornings.
During normal times we operate a pre-school community group called “Little Giants” in and around the Five Valleys area. This is open to anyone in the community with young children. It’s mixture of bible stories, songs and craft with Jesus at the centre.
Also currently suspended is our monthly “Healing on the Streets” outreach. A group of us gather in Stroud and offer prayer to anyone who’s interested! It’s a gentle and compassionate ministry and many have been touched by the healing power of Jesus and the good news of the gospel.
Summer Camps and Weekends Away
As a church we highly value spending time away with one another, not only to worship and study together but also to have as much fun as possible. During the Autumn we regularly have a weekend away and in the Summer we join with other churches from across the nation at a large Christian camp. In the Summer of 2021 if all is well, we are hoping to attend “RiverCamp” ( www.river-camp.co.uk ) near Evesham.
Church Accreditation and Accountability
Our church is a member of ‘Churches in Communities’ (www.cicinternational.org)
Churches in Communities was created in 1997 and is a member-led network created by the independent church sector for the independent church sector. CiC celebrates diversity and respects independence, serving members as they pursue their vision and reach their goals. CiC now accredits a vast array of ministries from across the independent church sector and works to facilitate and encourage all those in independent ministry. Our Senior pastor Steve serves as a trustee on the Board of CiC.